Forgotten childhood games - Games you've played as a kid or quite a long time ago. Some events in the game, maybe some piece of dialog, where it take place..etc etc, but having a hard time remembering the name so you can replay it again, I want this thread to serve that purpose.

Captain Fitzbattleaxe

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Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis has a sequence where you're directing a submarine into Atlantis, you're spending earlier game trying to find out where it is. Through and through it is still a point'n'click.

(timestamped for the submarine part)

It is one of the best p'n'c games ever made and it actually has some difficulty options at an early part in dialogue where you pick if you want another person to come assist or you'd rather have puzzles where you do everything on your own. It changes the game quite a bit, so I'd even consider that a rare instance of replay value in a p'n'c.

Sorry if it's not the one you were remembering, though.
No, unfortunately that's not it. It had a more cartoony artstyle.
 
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Clop

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No, unfortunately that's not it. It had a more cartoony artstyle.
In that case I'm absolutely fucking stumped, because that's the only game I know of where there even was a sub. And looking through this list, I can't see anything where a sub is ever used, let alone at the start.

If you remember any details, that'll help. Memory is a funky thing that distorts a lot of details, so having more of them at least give a shotgun approach.
 

Bessie

can't shake the other head
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Billy Killer, an ancient Windows game where the disembodied head of Bill Gates zipped across your screen, and you had to blow his egghead into gory smithereens. Came complete with nasally Poindexter audio (assumed to be Bill himself) taunting you, "Not much in the way of power."

A Bill Gates sample to help the imagination:
I think this game lived on a floppy. Grandpa Box era OS. Windows 95, maybe? It was a simple joy popping a rich nerd's head with a mouse click.

I've been trying to find a game for years now. All I remember is that at the start you're trying to find Atlantis and you have a silver coloured submarine. You got coordinates and then you had to find that point on a map. After you found Atlantis it turned into a point and click game.
I have a sliver of memory that lines up with this, but it's too tenuous to be sure. Do any titles on this list ring a bell?
 

Avadetchi

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As a kid, I spent hours upon hours erecting volcanos into coastal chinese fishing villages, while having my army of prophets thundering the words DEUS VULT. It was a fucking amazing RTS, the intro still gets me ultra nostalgic.

For some reason I had so much trouble finding this game because I always confused the name with AGE OF EMPIRES.
 

NeoKovacs

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As a kid, I spent hours upon hours erecting volcanos into coastal chinese fishing villages, while having my army of prophets thundering the words DEUS VULT. It was a fucking amazing RTS, the intro still gets me ultra nostalgic.

For some reason I had so much trouble finding this game because I always confused the name with AGE OF EMPIRES.
I remember having that game on our family computer, don't think I ever played it though, cause I was very scared of RTS'es (still am). I did play Age of Empires a lot because you could make "scenario's" I think they were called where I would just give myself a whole lotta soldiers while giving the enemies nothing, used to have a lotta fun doing that and my brother used to get mad at me for not playing the game properly
 

Lemmingwise

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I doubt anyone can help me with these, but fuck it.


There was a pc game that had you play as a historian. You were hired by a politician to do historical research. The historical research always had to do with the population of different tribes at different locations. You would have the results presented to you (IE 300 years ago there were x of group a & b at location 1, 2 and 3, and there are x amount after 300 years at each location. You basicly had to make sense of the data by supplying reasons such as migration and events of mass death like famine or disease. I think it kinda looked like hidden agenda. Monochrome, or maybe 8bit. I think I remember it being greenish.

In hindsight, and without having finished that game, I think the topic was historical revisionism and I think the politician that was also your tutorial guy was using you to justify either genocide or at the very least, conquering land by using you to rewrite history.

HELP ME FIND THAT HISTORY GAME


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Hidden agenda - monochrome


Hidden agenda is a game I would recommend. The game starts with you being the new dictator of chimerica, a central american country that is a mishmash of several real life countries (a chimera, duh). The liberation was done by a defecting general of the old dictator and leftist rebels. They form the basis of your army, on the one hand left-wing rebels that want socialism and close ties to USSR, on the other hand, right-wing war criminals that want close ties to the US.

This should tell you that, yes, the game has left-wing bias. But though it has that, there are still numerous interesting state-business side things you have to solve. If you choose a side between the two (US / USSR) (generals / rebels), then the other becomes your enemy. It can be good to postpone and try to work things out for a while.

If you immediately go full socialism, you get economic problem after economic problem, not to mention a series of US sabotages, most of which are based on events that did happen. If you go full capitalism and create mostly export crops, you'll be able to raise your countries health care and education considerably, but the people that helped fight to put you on top will be angry because there are still poor people starving because food is expensive for them (compared to producing food). There are a lot of subtle systems at play. You do most of your work through ministers, but sometimes ministers are trying to get you to fail and sometimes they'll try and commit a coup.

The best part is that the game starts with a series of questions from journalists where you set out your goals. Then at the end you get a detailed analysis of how closely you achieved those goals.

Sometimes you'll have turned the country into a democracy, got voted out, turns out that force was used in getting people to vote and the new person in power immediately begins to reverse everything you did. Other times you get re-elected.

It's a very interesting game and I take it out for a whirl once in a while.
 
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NeoKovacs

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I doubt anyone can help me with these, but fuck it.


There was a pc game that had you play as a historian. You were hired by a politician to do historical research. The historical research always had to do with the population of different tribes at different locations. You would have the results presented to you (IE 300 years ago there were x of group a & b at location 1, 2 and 3, and there are x amount after 300 years at each location. You basicly had to make sense of the data by supplying reasons such as migration and events of mass death like famine or disease. I think it kinda looked like hidden agenda. Monochrome, or maybe 8bit. I think I remember it being greenish.

In hindsight, and without having finished that game, I think the topic was historical revisionism and I think the politician that was also your tutorial guy was using you to justify either genocide or at the very least, conquering land by using you to rewrite history.


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Hidden agenda - monochrome
Sounds cool as fuck, hope someone finds this one
 

Ashenthorn

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As a kid I was shoving quarters into these new-fangled Asteroids and Space Invaders machines down at the bowling alley. At home, I played Telstar Pong on our black & white TV before we got a color TV and a Magnavox Odyssey2 system (which had an excellent golf game on it).

 

NeoKovacs

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As a kid I was shoving quarters into these new-fangled Asteroids and Space Invaders machines down at the bowling alley. At home, I played Telstar Pong on our black & white TV before we got a color TV and a Magnavox Odyssey2 system (which had an excellent golf game on it).

Bruh, the word "Magnavox Odyssey" gives me the feels! not because I had it or even was alive when it was around but because of the incredible video made by Ahoy about the first ever video game, his voice and editing is so gooood!! I've never lived in that period but he does such a good job that it makes me feel nostalgia, kinda cringe I suppose..but I'll admit it
 
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Screw Danlon

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Ultimate Domain aka Genesia in the weird Euro countries that might have actually played it. Kind of like Populous, but it was the first game I played with a tech tree.

But I can accept I only loved UD because I was a kid & I played it with my dad. Far better, even without nostalgia glasses is Master of Orion 2, still the best turn based space strategy game ever.
 
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Ashenthorn

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Bruh, the word "Magnavox Odyssey" gives me the feels! not because I had it or even was alive when it was around but because of the incredible video made by Ahoy about the first ever video game, his voice and editing is so gooood!! I've never lived in that period but he does such a good job that it makes me feel nostalgia, kinda cringe I suppose..but I'll admit it
Dude... fantastic video. I hadn't seen it. I did live through (much of) it, and yeah the feels are real.
Thanks.
 
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Absolute Brainlet

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Neat, another one of these threads. Maybe this time I can put my anxious memory to rest.

I'm looking for a certain Flash game. It was a rail shooter, where you walked through otherwordly underground tunnels shooting at monsters such as rats, bats and these tanky humanoid fuckers. There were multiple weapons to choose from, such as a pistol, a shotgun, a machine gun and a sniper rifle, but ammo was limited, so if you ran out, you were fucked. There were also upgrades you could buy with currency you get from killing monsters (such as a magic shield, more health, more ammo capacity).
Also, the game supposedly took place in a dream, as the main character was referred to as the Dreamer.
 
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Maskull

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It was PC game. Kind of an arena shooter except you piloted a fantasy flying vehicle. I can recall vividly some of the maps; one of which included a gargantuan bladed pendulum which if timed it right could fly through a shortcut which included a weapon power-up.
 
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Oh boy, oh boy, this thread made look for something I thought would take me hours to find on Google, but it took me just a few minutes.
I knew Hotline Miami was reminding me of something
Why does Plok of all things have John Wick mass murder music?
What a nifty tune.
 

Puar

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I had the Metal Slug collection on the Wii. I didn't own many Wii games, because the console had some dumpster fire games like shovelware. Metal Slug was a god send to own.

Ganbare Goemon DS was one of my first DS games and I fell inlove with it.
 

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There was a build engine game set in the future on a space station that allowed players to choose between 3 unique characters and made big use of cameras and drones. Nobody remembers this thing, I've been trying to find it for ages and I don't have any more deets. You could release radio controlled bomb drones and the perspective would shift to the drone's camera.
 
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